Safeguarding and Child Protection

All children have the right to grow up safe from harm. 

No child should suffer harm, either at home or at school. Everyone who works at Burnham Grammar School has a responsibility to make sure that all our young people are safe. 

The Designated Safeguarding Lead responsible for Child Protection who you should speak to in confidence if you are worried about the safety of a child is Mr Lennon. 


Worried about a child out of school hours?

If you have a serious concern for the immediate safety or wellbeing of a student out of school hours (including evenings, weekends and school holidays) please use the following contact numbers : 

  • Bucks Social Care on 01296 383962 (daytime) or 08009 997677 (out of hours). 
  • Slough Social Care on 01753 875 362 (daytime) or 01344 786543 (out of hours). 

If you think your concern relates to a crime, Thames Valley Police can be contacted on 101 or 999.

We remind our students that they can speak to a trusted family member, healthcare professional or appropriate helpline for advice or support when school is closed.


BGS Safeguarding Team 

The Safeguarding Team should be contacted via the Safeguarding email address: safeguarding@burnhamgrammar.org.uk

They wear PURPLE lanyards to be easily identified.

The Safeguarding team at Burnham Grammar School are : 

Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Mr Lennon 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss White

Mr Burrows 

Mrs Ferreira 

Mrs Krasner

Dr Gillespie

Mr Cathcart

Miss Stoneham 

Miss Stiles 

Mr Conroy 

Safeguarding Governor

Mr A Frith 


You can read the Burnham Grammar School Child Protection Policy below : 

Burnham Grammar School Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy 2022 

NWG CSE Spot the Signs Poster (004)


Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command

If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, let CEOP know. 

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Get safe online logo

For information about how to stay safe while using the Internet, please read advice from getsafeonline.org 


SAFE! Project - Supporting young people affected by crime 

During the Spring Term of 2022, SAFE! Project came in to deliver assemblies to all year groups. SAFE! provides support to children and families around the Thames Valley who have been affected by crime or abuse through one-to-one and group sessions.

SAFE! Supporting young people affected by crime website

They delivered information around the following topics: -

  • Cyber bullying
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Health Relationships
  • Gangs
  • SAFE! Support

Follow the following link below created by SAFE! 

SAFE! Stories

These stories were created to highlight some of the issues being faced by teenagers both on and offline and can help with starting conversations on the challenging topics.


Money Mules - Thames Valley Police Letter 

Money Mules - Thames Valley Police Advice for Parents


Teen Mental Health Resources 

Teen Mental Health - A Guide for Parents

Please see a link for parents from My Tutor, with useful tips and advice for parents to help their teens overcome body image issues, academic anxiety, peer pressure, and cyberbullying, including links to other important teen mental health resources.


Stranger Danger : Information for Students 

Stranger Danger : Information for BGS Students 2021


Staying Safe Online - E-Safety 

Vodafone Digital Parent Magazine 2022 - Parent Order Form 

Online Support for Parents & Children 

Thames Valley Police : Staying Safe Online 

Thames Valley Police : Digital Family Quiz 

Online Safety (Prevent) Information for Parents from Slough LA

Online Safety (Prevent) Information for Parents


Wycombe Women's Aid Drop In Sessions at The Youth Enquiry Service 

Wycombe Women's Aid - Drop In Session Poster

The drop-in sessions will be held on the last Tuesday of every month form 2pm until 5pm. The sessions will support and advise young people who have witnessed or experienced domestic violence.


County Lines 

What is county lines exploitation?
County lines is a major, cross-cutting issue involving drugs, violence, gangs, safeguarding, criminal and sexual exploitation, modern slavery, and missing persons; and the response to tackle it involves the police, the National Crime Agency, a wide range of Government departments, local government agencies and VCS (voluntary and community sector) organisations.

(please download document at the end of this page for more information and guidance on County Lines)


'Sharing of nude images online' is an increasingly common activity among children and young people, where they share inappropriate or explicit images online or through mobile phones. It can also refer to written messages.

As a parent, it is important to understand the risks so that you can talk to your child about how to stay safe and what to do if they ever feel scared or uncomfortable.

Follow the link below for advice and support on how you can reduce the risks associated with Sexting.

Sexting Information Booklet 

NSPCC Information about sexting

Internet Watch Foundation BBC Article - How to report sexual images

Reporting and Removing Nude Images Online (Childline)


Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It's also known as female circumcision or cutting.

Religious, social or cultural reasons are sometimes given for FGM. However, FGM is child abuse. It's dangerous and a criminal offence.

There are no medical reasons to carry out FGM. It doesn't enhance fertility and it doesn't make childbirth safer. It is used to control female sexuality and can cause severe and long-lasting damage to physical and emotional health.

For more information on FGM, click the link below.  If you’re concerned that a child has been the victim of, or is at risk of FGM, don’t delay – Contact the Police on 999

NSPCC Information about FGM


British Transport Police non-emergency anonymous text number: 61016 


Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people: https://www.kooth.com/index.html

Kooth's Returning to School after Lockdown Tips & Advice for Students 


CYBERCRIME

Information relating to cybercrime can be found at https://serocu.police.uk/cyber-choices/ .  This can be a useful starter for a conversation with children about the risks of cybercrime.  Options also provide information for parents about this topic, including about the Computer Misuse Act, coding & free training & all the options of careers or further academic pathways.

 

“The Definitive Guide to Online Gaming Privacy & Safety (Are You at Risk?)” 

https://www.vegasslotsonline.com/news/online-gaming-privacy-safety/

 

Please note that Burnham Grammar School can not be held responsible for the content of external websites. 

 

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